6.19.2010

Shirr is Pretty

You know those ideas that float through your thoughts and you can't seem to get them out of your mind until you do something about it?  Well this project was one of them. 
Some time ago I saw some leggings with rows of ruffles on them--I kept thinking about them and knew exactly what I wanted to do.
   Using a pair of pajama pants I made my own pattern and cut out the pants using a gauze type fabric. Next I cut out two inch strips of fabric, serged each long side and ruffled it.  Before sewing the pant leg sides I sewed 5 rows of ruffles to each leg.
 Sew, sew, sew...
The bottom row of ruffles is folded in half to give it a little lift.
For the top/dress I wanted to try shirring again.  After eleven rows I finally figured out that I needed to drastically increase the tension on my machine to get the gathering that I wanted.
I have a lot of this purple material--thank goodness my little girl likes purple.  The straps are made out of 2 inch bias tape--one continuous strap for each arm--this also finished off the edges on the armholes
Simple and Sweet

11 comments:

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Reminds me of the ones that my grandmother made for me. I'm a new follower. Come by to see me some time

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Laura said...

What an adorable little dress. And the pants are so cute too!

Holly said...

How Cute! I wish that I could sew..My mom used to make me outfits as a kid.

I'm just discovering you from New Friend Friday...enjoyed looking around your blog a bit :) Have a great weekend !

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saffiertje said...

I love this set! Great trousers!!!! Gonna try some to make for my girls!

Jennifer said...

How gorgeous!! Love them!

Jennifer said...

I love those! I have 2 little girls who will look cute in them. :) Thanks!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I thought I left a comment saying that I was featuring these at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com, but I don't see it so this is that comment:)

Missy Luukkonen said...

wow!! very cute! You need my "skirty purse" to go with, layers of ruffles all down the front & back of the purse, I think you would love it, come on by some time!!!!
Missy

KJ said...

I just saw your project at Someday Crafts and had to stop by. Glad I did - so sweet, love those ruffly pants.

Jude said...

I have been waiting for someone to figure out how to make these. This is the reason for little girls in the family(well, one of the best reasons..!) -- to make and dress them in adorable clothing like this. These darling pantaloons remind me of what we wore under our bouffant skirts when I was a little girl.
thanks for the tute!
Jude at
dolcecapecod dot blogspot.com

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